Golden Words


  When there is a conflict between the heart and the brain, let the heart be followed.

  A man of intellect can turn into a devil, but never a man of heart.

  Religion is not a theoretical need but a practical necessity.

  Renunciation does not mean simply dispassion for the world. It means dispassion for the world and also longing for God.

  There is no misery where there is no want.

  The secret of life is not enjoyment, but education through experience.

  Every new thought must create opposition.

  Renunciation is the withdrawal of mind from other things and concentrating it on God.

  Every man who thinks ahead of his time is sure to be misunderstood.

  In this short life there is no time for the exchange of compliments.

  Do not wait to cross the river when the water has all run down.

  The greatest sin is fear.

  Better the scolding of the wise than the adulation of the fools.

  If you love God's creation more than God, you will be disillusioned.

  Everything can be sacrificed for truth, but truth can't be sacrificed for anything.

  God has become man, man will become god again.

  If it is impossible to attain perfection here and now, there is no proof that we can attain perfection in any other life.

  That part of the Vedas which agrees with reason is the Vedas, and nothing else.

  If you want to do anything evil, do it before the eyes of your superiors....